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Memory Fan not detected

By Emilliard
Jan 26, 2009
  1. My client has a Dell PowerEdge 1600SC, running some services.
    The computer is being updated automatically at night and therefore needs to reboot automatically.

    Problem is that every time it reboots, I get this error at startup "Memory Fan not detected, strike F1 to continue". The former support guy in here, says that you cannot mount a fan on the memory, and he cannot find any options in the BIOS to disable to check.

    Does anyone have any idea of how to disable the "F1 to continue" part?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    If continue on error does not exist in Bios setup
    Then your only option is to hope for a Bios update

    The current (but old) Bios is A01, here's the fix information it does:
    Anyway, just check for any updated bios file:
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    There is likely a Bios setting for reporting 'memory fan' failure that can be disabled.
  4. Emilliard

    Emilliard TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the replies.
    I think too that the best solution would be to upgrade the BIOS. The current version on the server is A06 and the newest one is A12.
    So it needs updating anyway.
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